I am not a US Constitutional Expert, which puts me on an even keel with Barack Obama.
And in spite of the fact that I am a Canadian, I probably know more about the American Constitution than most of the men and women who occupy the Congress.
THE GENIUS OF THE AMERICAN CONSTITUTION . . . is how brief this modern Magna Carta is, unlike most government laws that are so top-heavy with nonsense, that they are functionally unintelligible.
UNDERSTAND THIS . . . The more complicated laws are, the less JUST they are. And the more they are written for and by the elite – the less they are written for the people.
In this day and age, in the USA and in Canada where I live, our government representatives make laws no one can understand, which can ONLY be interpreted by the lawmakers, opposed to the people for whom the laws re supposedly made.
THE TRUTH IS IN THE SIMPLICITY:
As I’ve written many times . . . the genius of the American Constitution is in its simplicity, understandability and presentation.
For instance . . . instead of the Constitution telling the government what it cannot do, it simply states what the government can do. And if what the government can do is not written into the Constitution, the government simply cannot do it.
What can be simpler than that?
Yet, in spite of this self-evident truth, the LEFT is in a relentless battle against what I believe to be America’s . . . and by extension – the world’s most important Constitutional guarantee.
I believe that America’s Second Amendment is the world’s most important Constitutional Guarantee, simply because America’s strength and FREEDOM is the strength and FREEDOM of the entire world.
THE SECOND AMENDMENT . . . TWENTY-SEVEN WORDS:
“A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”
We have all been inundated with the LEFTIST propaganda about the Second Amendment. How passing “reasonable” gun laws will not take away the rights of people to hunt.
Please read ONCE AGAIN, those TWENTY-SEVEN words that precede the above paragraph. Does it say anywhere in the text about a person’s right to hunt, or to have weapons for the purpose of hunting?
NO . . . But it does say . . . “being necessary to the security of a free state . . . “
Does it say anywhere within those TWENTY-SEVEN words what type of weapons (guns) the people are allowed to possess? Or does it say . . . “the right of the people to keep and bear arms, SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED”?
Remember what I wrote about what the Founding Fathers intended when they created the Constitution: It was a document that spelled out what the government could do. And if it didn’t say what the government could do . . . IT COULD NOT.
Is there anything in the Second Amendment that says that a gun must be over or under a certain size or length? Or how big or small the caliber must be? Or whether it is a single action or a semi-automatic? Or a fully automatic? Or how many rounds of ammunition each clip could or could not hold?
So . . . if it does not say in the Constitution any of the above, where does the government get off saying otherwise?
What the anti-gun lobbyists want to do . . . is pretend that the Second Amendment is for everything other than, for what the real purpose it was created to do, which is simply to protect the United States of America from abuses by it’s own government.
The way I see it . . . those people in government who wish to mess with the Second Amendment, are indeed the real threat to the Constitution and the safety and FREEDOM of the people.
INDEED . . . THEY ARE TO BE FEARED far more than law abiding folk, who see the Constitution not as a list of 27 suggestions, but rather 27 RIGHTS carved in perpetuity.
THE SUPREME COURT HAD CLEARLY SPOKEN IN 2008:
In 2008, in the Landmark Case of District of Columbia V Heller, where the DC Law banning firearms was challenged at the Supreme Court . . . the Court ruled:
1 – That the Second Amendment held that a regulated Militia of males had the right to bear arms . . . actually meant – that all people, meaning individuals, had the right to bear arms.
That . . . “The Second Amendment protects an individual’s right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that firearm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home.”
2 – The Court also ruled that . . . Washington DC’s “requirement that firearms in the home be kept nonfunctional even when necessary for self-defense, violated that right.”
While it is true that people cannot walk the streets with machine guns, bazookas, etc. It is also true that no serious gun advocacy group including the NRA has that expectation.
But, as soon as the government starts laying down their conditions for gun ownership, effectively saying that you can have guns, but we will make it so difficult for you to use them, that ownership becomes nonsensical, is in itself every way an INFRINGEMENT on the Second Amendment, which is directly forbidden in the Constitution.
Without the Second Amendment . . . what guarantee would there be for any and all of the other Amendments? As it is now, this White House, Congress and the Courts are playing fast and loose with all of the Amendments.
What will they do if there isn’t a citizenry willing and ABLE to defend themselves, the country, and their Constitution from a government takeover of FREEDOM?
As I see it, this LEFTIST attack on the Second Amendment has everything to do with their attack on the FOUNDATIONAL Blueprint of the United States of America.
And as I wrote at the beginning . . . I am no Constitutional Expert, but, because of how incredibly well drafted the US Constitution is, anyone who wants to, can read all of it, literally in minutes . . . and understand its basic meaning.
It’s the lawyers and politicians who blur the words.
Don’t let them take this FREEDOM away, not in whole . . . nor in bits and pieces, because without the Second Amendment, there is no Constitution, and there are no TWENTY-SIX other Amendments.
THINK ABOUT THIS:
If the government is indeed FEARFUL of all of its citizens owning all manner of weapons, without the government controlling them . . . then the Second Amendment is doing EXACTLY what it was set-up to do.
The Government should always be in fear of the PEOPLE . . . rather than the people being in fear of the Government.
MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT THIS . . . No matter how many experts Obama and his acolytes bring to the table to show how damaging and unnecessary gun ownership is, or how many FREEDOMS of gun ownership must be INFRINGED upon through the State deciding which guns are appropriate and which are not . . . NONE OF IT IS RELEVANT.
Obama can bring forward a MILLION so-called experts to agree with him, which changes no part of the Constitution. Therefore; this debate is not about gun ownership nearly as much as it is about destroying the US Constitution.
The people have to decide here and now . . . Should the government dictate to the people? Or should the people dictate to the government? And what does the Constitution mean to you?
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov